IU Southeast board member dies in car accident

21st November 2011

NEW ALBANY, IN (Nov. 21, 2011) – The Indiana University Southeast community would like to share our deepest sympathy with the family and friends of Kevin Hammersmith. Hammersmith was killed Saturday night after sustaining injuries in a car accident on Highway 111 in Southern Indiana.

As a member of our Board of Advisors for six years, Hammersmith was an invaluable part of our University. He served on multiple committees during his time on the Board and showed unwavering support of education and the mission of IU Southeast.

“Kevin’s love for IU Southeast and its students was continuously apparent in his attendance at and support for a wide range of campus activities, as well as his advocacy for the University and its people,” said IU Southeast Chancellor Sandra Patterson-Randles. “We will truly miss Kevin’s smiling face, upbeat attitude, community commitment, and solid contributions to Southern Indiana’s progress.”

Funeral arrangements for Hammersmith begin with a visitation from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Market Street Chapel of Seabrook, Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes in New Albany. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the Market Street Chapel.